&auannal} &tate College &auannat|, (Georgia ®Jje (®m TUxmbtzb Swentg-iFourtlj (ftnmmencement ICux et llerttaa £>tx GTGIUick f.il. 3oijn 31 SCenneiQ Mm Arte Umliing (QDittiionr Area) ©rter of JJrocEBBtnn THE CHIEF MARSHAL THE CLASS MARSHALS CANDIDATES FOR THE MASTERS DEGREE CANDIDATES FOR THE BACCALAUREATE DEGREE INSTRUCTORS OF THE COLLEGE ASSISTANT PROFESSORS OF THE COLLEGE ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS OF THE COLLEGE PROFESSORS OF THE COLLEGE PROFESSORS EMERITI THE GRADUATE FACULTY THE PRESIDENTIAL PARTY THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE ACADEMIC MACE Observing the centuries-old convocation procedures, each Marshal in the Savannah State College Academic Procession carries an official mace which is in- dicative of the power, dignity, and magisterium vested in the College. The mace is a club-shaped staff which originated in the Middle Ages as a weapon. Eventually, it gained a ceremonial character and is presently employed most often by legislative forums and academic enterprises. The official mace of Savannah State College was designed and made from mahogany wood by Dr. Ernest S. Brown, Assistant Professor of Industrial Education. Dr. Lester B. Johnson, Head of the Department of Engineering Technology, designed,and built the Mace Stand. The College motto is "LuxEt Veritas" ("Light and Truth"). (§tbtt of HzxtttistB ♦ACADEMIC PROCESSION: "War March of the Priests" Felix Mendelssohn Jane Parker - Jerome Glover, Pianists "♦INVOCATION The Reverend Samuel Williams Savannah State College Minister Pastor, Christ Memorial Baptist Church Savannah, Georgia PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE TO GRADUATES Wendell G. Rayburn President, Savannah State College SELECTION: "Come, Come, Ye Saints" William Clayton, Leroy J. Robertson S.S.C. Weselyan Gospel Choir Gerron Miller, Director Jane Parker - Jerome Glover, Accompanists INTRODUCTION OF SPEAKER Wendell G. Rayburn COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS Commander Royal H. Logan, Jr. Executive Officer, Savannah State College N.R.O.T.C. SELECTION: "I Love The Lord" Richard Smallwood S.S.C. Weselyan Gospel Choir PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATES FOR GRADUATE DEGREES Edward J. Hayes Vice President for Academic Affairs CONFERRING OF GRADUATE DEGREES Wendell G. Rayburn Assisted by John B. Clemmons, Registrar PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATES FOR THE BACCALAUREATE DEGREES: SCHOOL OF BUSINESS Dean J. Gordon Gilkey SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Dean Ja Arthur Jahannes SCHOOL OF SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY Dean Margaret C. Robinson CONFERRING OF BACCALAUREATE DEGREES Wendell G. Rayburn Assisted by the Academic Deans and The Registrar ALUMNI INDUCTION Roy L. Jackson Vice President, Savannah State College National Alumni Association PRESENTATION OF N.R.O.T.C. CANDIDATE FOR COMMISSION Commander John Slaven Commanding Officer, Savannah State College N.R.O.T.C. ADMINISTERING THE OATH OF OFFICE Commander John Slaven PRAYER FOR THE NEW OFFICER: "Vera Sancte Spiritus" ... The Reverend James A. Eaton Pastor, Midway Congregational Church Midway, Georgia ANNOUNCEMENTS SAVANNAH STATE COLLEGE HYMN J. Randolph Fisher, Hillary Hatchett ♦The audience is requested to remain seated ♦♦The audience is requested to stand BENEDICTION The Reverend Samuel Williams SEVEN-FOLD AMEN ***RECESSIONAL: "Pomp and Circumstance" Sir Edward Elgar ***The audience is requested to remain seated until the procession has exited Mnsttt fi Degrees (Eonferrefc MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Undergraduate Degrees Breedlove, William A University of Georgia McNeill, George V University of North Carolina Sewell, Daniel E Armstrong State College iBaccalaitreate Degrees (Eonferrefc SCHOOL OF BUSINESS Accounting Davis, Barry Craig Savannah, Georgia Gaines, Beverly Denise Savannah, Georgia Hill, Gary Lavell Midville, Georgia Middleton, Patricia Ann Davisboro, Georgia Thompson, Bruce Darrell Neptune, New Jersey Walker, Pamela Rena Sparta, Georgia Verdree, Stanley Savannah, Georgia General Business Administration Cochran, Jeannette Savannah, Georgia Duncan, Deloris D Allenhurst, Georgia Haynes, Earl Frankie Savannah, Georgia tHudson, LaZelda D Savannah, Georgia Montgomery, Roosevelt Waycross, Georgia Pearson, Jonette Savannah, Georgia Quarterman, Sharon Elizabeth Savannah, Georgia Wilson, Gregory Levon Boston, Massachusetts Woodall, Jacquelyn A Gray, Georgia Finance and Banking Lipsey, Joan Laronce Savannah, Georgia Finance Gibson, Lewis Edward Savannah, Georgia Weinbrecht, Nancy Savannah, Georgia Management - Marketing Featherston, William Bryan Savannah, Georgia Fletcher, James Edward McRae, Georgia Morgan, Dennis W Savannah, Georgia SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES English Language and Literature Dukes, Gloria Winder, Georgia Criminal Justice Allen, Roosevelt Elberton, Georgia Batten, Mary Vineater Savannah, Georgia $4Ferguson, Jernell Elizabeth Savannah, Georgia Gibbs, Shirley Burton, South Carolina Johnson, Janice Verdon Scott Savannah, Georgia Lovett, Willie C Savannah, Georgia Platts, Ellie Jean Savannah, Georgia Ramey, Carl Lee Savannah, Georgia History Cason, Marsha H Savannah, Georgia tRoyal, Sandra Marie Savannah, Georgia Scott, Margo Savannah, Georgia Political Science tJordan, Dwight E Mcintosh, Georgia White, Veronica Quarterman Savannah, Georgia Social Work Givens, Cynthia Marie Savannah, Georgia tMitchell, Yvette Lynell Ailey, Georgia SCHOOL OF SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY Biology Allen, Isaiah James McRae, Georgia Harris, Natasha Rene Savannah, Georgia Williams, Ranell Savannah, Georgia Chemistry Sadler, Elizabeth Savannah, Georgia Mathematics Javadi, Shapar Jahromi Iran Civil Engineering Technology Ahmadi, Seyed Nooreddin Iran Meshksar, Abdolhamid Iran jSaadat, Abbas Ebrahimzadeh Iran Mechanical Engineering Technology Akanbi, Babiru Saibu Nigeria Textiles and Clothing Mosley, Sherryl Lynn Savannah, Georgia Newton, Terry Marie Savannah, Georgia Scott, Margaretta Savannah, Georgia *In Absentia ttSumma Cum Laude iMagna Cum Laude tCum Laude NOTE: Appearance of a name on any list in this program must not be considered as conclusive evidence of graduation. Persons who have met all requirements for a particular degree and whose names appear on the lists in this program will receive the degree indicated. 'Manor (Srafcuatea August 12, 1981 SUMMA CUM LAUDE (3.750 - 4.000) Jernell Elizabeth Ferguson MAGNA CUM LAUDE (3.400 - 3.749) LaZelda D. Hudson CUM LAUDE (3.00 - 3.399) D wight E. Jordan Yvette Lynell Mitchell Sandra M. Royal Abbas Saadat USHERS S.S.C. Staff SAVANNAH STATE COLLEGE HYMN Let us give thanks and praise to Thee, To our Alma Mater, S. S. C. Thine honor, pride, and eminence, We raise in prayerful reverence. Guide us still from day to day, Be Thou mindful lest we lose our way; Help us know that life, short or long, Means unceasing work for weak and strong. REFRAIN Where Savannah meets the sea, Where grassy plains and palms abound, Where the flow' rs are gems of loveliness, There S.S.C. is found. We adore each beauteous scene and hall, Our all we pledge to Thee! In our hearts we'll build a shrine for Thee. We hail Thee, S.S.C. -J. Randolph Fisher Hillary Hatchett ANNOUNCEMENTS 1981 Fall Quarter Freshmen, September 14 Upperclassmen, September 18 ACADEMIC COSTUMES Modern academic dress has evolved from a type of apparel prescribed by English Medieval Universities to distinguish their schools from the lay person in dress at a time when everybody wore robes or gowns. When American colleges and universities desired to adopt some suitable system of academic apparel a half century ago it seemed best to agree on some definite system which all might follow. Accordingly, this attire has consisted of the cap, the gown, and the hood, the latter two now differing according to the degree the wearer has received. The modern cap, in academic dress has the same design for all degrees; black and square- shaped with a tassel hanging from the center. However, the color of the tassel usually differentiates the field of study for which the degree was granted, the gold tassel being worn by doctors or by presidents of colleges and universities; but it may be added that the black tassel is correct for all degrees. The gown, unlike the cap, differs appreciably in design according to the degree conferred on the wearer. The gown for the bachelor's degree has pointed sleeves. It is designed to be worn closed. The gown for the master's degree, worn open or closed has an oblong sleeve, open at the wrist, like the others. The sleeve base hangs down in the traditional manner. The rear part of its oblong shape is square cut and the front part has an arc cut away. The doctor's gown, worn open or closed, has long sleeves faced with velvet; three bars of velvet are midway the sleeves. The trimmings of the doctor's gown may be black or the color associated with the field of study. The hood, while not an article of dress, is, however, the most distinctive feature of the aca- demic attire. It is a black, crow-shaped badge or adornment with an oval opening and worn down the back. It enables one to quickly determine not only the degree held by the wearer but also the college or university from which he is graduated. The colors lining the hood and the size and shape of the hood make this distinction. The bachelor's and master's hoods are three feet and three and a half feet in length, respectively; the doctor's hood is four feet in length and is made with a wide panel. Hoods may be worn for only those degrees actually held by the wearers. Members of the governing body of a college or university, and they only, whatever their degrees may be, are entitled to wear doctor's gowns (with black velvet), but their hoods may be only those of degrees actually held by the wearers or those especially prescribed for them by the institution. In some colleges and universities, it is customary for the president, chancellor, or chief officer to wear a costume similar to that worn by the head of a foreign university. The chief marshal may wear a specially designed costume approved by the institution. For all academic purposes, including trimmings of doctor's gowns, edging of hoods, and tassels of caps, the color associated with different subjects as prescribed by the revised American Intercollegiate Code is as follows: Agriculture Maise Arts, Letters, Humanities White Business Drab Economics Copper Education Light Blue Law Purple Library Science Lemon Music Pink Oratory— (Speech) Silver Gray Philosophy Dark Blue Physical Education Sage Green Science Golden Yellow Theology Scarlet At Savannah State College, the lining of the hood has an orange chevron on a blue back- ground to represent school colors. A faculty member wears the color of his alma mater.